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Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus (Greek: Κλαύδιος Γαληνός; September 129 – c. AD 216), often Anglicized as Galen () or Galen of Pergamon, was a Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher with Roman citizenship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Galen has received more than 2,561,584 page views. His biography is available in 101 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 98 in 2019). Galen is the 3rd most popular physician, the 14th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 16th in 2019) and the most popular Turkish Physician.

Galen is most famous for his work in medicine. He was a Greek physician who lived in the Roman Empire. Galen is most famous for his work on the circulatory system, where he was the first to describe the difference between veins and arteries.

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  • 101

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  • 13.42

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  • 3.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among physicians, Galen ranks 3 out of 502Before him are Hippocrates and Florence Nightingale. After him are Paracelsus, Robert Koch, Josef Mengele, Edward Jenner, Basil of Caesarea, Andreas Vesalius, Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, L. L. Zamenhof, and Albert Schweitzer.

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Among people born in 129, Galen ranks 1 Among people deceased in 215, Galen ranks 1After him are Clement of Alexandria and Alexander of Aphrodisias.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Galen ranks 14 out of 1,301Before him are Saint George (280), Ahmed I (1590), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Heraclitus (-535), Murad III (1546), and Selim I (1470). After him are Murad IV (1612), Anaximander (-610), Diogenes (-404), Mehmed III (1566), Strabo (-64), and Mustafa I (1591).

Among PHYSICIANS In Turkey

Among physicians born in Turkey, Galen ranks 1After him are Basil of Caesarea (329), Nestorius (381), Pedanius Dioscorides (40), Polycarp (69), Herophilos (-335), Ctesias (-440), Aretaeus of Cappadocia (100), Asclepiades of Bithynia (-120), Soranus of Ephesus (98), Aëtius of Amida (502), and Caesarius of Nazianzus (330).